Injured listed in stable condition after head-on crash near ECHS

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Coweta EMS and firefighters work with patients from a two-vehicle, head-on accident at the intersection of Old Georgia 16 at Georgia Highway 154 in front of East Coweta High School Monday.

By ELIZABETH RICHARDSON erichardson@newnan.com Seven people were involved in a two-vehicle accident Monday near East Coweta High School that sent four to the hospital, including two children. The accident happened at approximately 1:45 p.m. at Highway 154's intersection with Old Highway 16, according to Lt. John LaChance of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.
Catherine Edwards, of Gay, was stopped southbound on Highway 154 at the two-way stop sign located near East Coweta High in her 2000 Acura TL, according to Deputy Ty Thompson. Candy Togue, of Turin, was driving a 1997 Dodge Caravan with six occupants inside. She was traveling westbound on Highway 154 coming toward the high school. Edwards told authorities that she thought the van had a stop sign and so she pulled out in front of it. "The van tried to take evasive action, but it was a head-on collision," said Thompson. Two children, a girl and a boy, were taken by helicopter ambulance to Egleston Children's Hospital. Togue was transported by ground ambulance to Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Edwards was taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. All of the patients were last said to be in stable condition Monday, according to Thompson. Edwards will be cited with failure to yield.

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